This view has been held by many since the conception of computing machines. Probably the first published claim of this sort is by Lady Lovelace, who is cited by Alan Turing, 1950, p. 449 and Douglas Hartree in their discussion of this issue in the 1950s. The source of the Lady Lovelace objection is provided in the source book page for box 17, "Computers only exhibit the free will of their programmers."
Turing, A. M. 1950. Computing machinery and intelligence. Mind, Vol. LIX, No. 236, Oct. 1950, pp. 433-460.
Hartree, Douglas. 1949.Calculating Instruments and Machines, New York.
Free will: The ability to make voluntary unconstrained decisions. Freely made decisions are independent of the influence of such deterministic factors as genetics (nature) and conditioning (nurture).